Tanzanian Edtech Startup Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize organized by The Varkey Foundation founded in 2018 by Indian billionaire...

Omidyar Network Hires Ory Okolloh As Its Investments Director

Ory Okolloh, recently policy manager for sub-Saharan Africa with Google till May 2 2013, and co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi has joined the...

IFC & The MasterCard Foundation to invest $1m through FINCA in the DRC to...

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with The MasterCard Foundation have invested $1 million through microfinance institution FINCA in the Democratic...

15 Startup Lessons From IMF Chief Christine Lagarde On Her Visit to Kenya

  by Sam Wakoba, 1.Stick to your guns IMF MD Christine Lagarde has said that the body will revise upward its global growth forecast of the...

Software-as-a-service platform for lawyers Drive Revenue closes angel funding from HAVAÍC to bolster its...

Drive Revenue an online accounting software firm for lawyers,  has, with the assistance of HAVAÍC, has successfully closed its first external funding round to...

General Electric starts local campaign to get more Kenyan Girls into Science and Technology

General Electric (GE) and Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) are working with Kids Comp Camp in Kenya to get more girls interested in careers...

Intel Launches ‘She Will Connect’ to Close the Technology Divide Among Women in Africa

Intel Corp has launched She Will Connect, an initiative to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries. She Will Connect will...

Of Kenya’s Websites That Fight Corruption, Curb Crime & Raise The Dead

Kenyans can say anything is possible, and the world will quickly believe them thanks to the famous British M-Pesa. Now they say they are developing...

Dell in Kenya 2013: Interview With Jean Cox Kearn, Dell’s Director of Compliance

Dell recently launched  the East Africa Compliant Recycling – the region’s first large-scale e-waste recycling facility and also created a new e-waste business in...

Demo Ventures to raise $100m to fund early stage & growth startups across Africa

DEMO Africa has launched DEMO Ventures, an investment arm leveraging on the great successes of Demo Africa over the last 6 years to...

Bright Green’s Chebet Lesan empowering local women to pick up charcoal value chain

You simply can’t finish a conversation about clean energy and environmental conservation without mentioning Bright Green. Meet Chebet Lesan, 28, the brilliant vibrant visionary...

Thomson Reuters Appoints Ory Okolloh to its Board of Directors

Ory Okolloh has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company which acts as guardian of the entire...

She Leads Africa’s She Hive bootcamp Coming to Nairobi & Johannesburg

After the Abuja event last weekend, She Leads Africa will be taking the She Hive bootcamp on a tour across the continent and diaspora...

Disney’s Desperate Housewives Series to be Filmed in Nigeria

The Disney Media Distribution EMEA has said it will produce an African version of popular Disney series Desperate Housewives series in Nigeria. According to Giovanni Mastrangelo general...

Stockshop.co.za offers free support to invest on the stock market

Finally South Africans have a free personal guide to the stock market where they will be supported to learn, trade and invest. Stockshop.co.za, is...

CEO Weekends: Alilamu.com a Story of Love, Art & Friendship From a Kenyan Coastal...

Founded in 2008 in Lamu by former fisherman Ali Omar  and Swiss photographer and traveler Daniela Bleattler, Ali Lamu had an unlikely start.  The...

GSMA mWomen: Kenya’s Safaricom Leads In Involving Women In Mobile Financial Services

  GSMA together with other mobile service providers in Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Pakistani have come together in unlocking women’s potential through mobile financial services. In...

CEO Weekends: Inventure’s Mkopo Rahisi wants to break banks in Africa

Getting a loan for an emergency or just any occasion is not as easy as it seems. Banks need almost every document you have...

Africa Sokoni bracing to disrupt the e-commerce landscape in Africa

Africa Sokoni is a Kenyan based online marketplace that brings African customers and retailers together online in a hassle-free shopping experience. Africa Sokoni co-founder...

Co-creation Hub to Invest Between $15,000 to $25,000 into Grit Systems, Mamalette & Autobox

Nigeria's first social innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced it will invest between $15,000 - $25,000 in seed funding plus Grit Systems, Mamalette...

How to Keep the Course in the Tech Industry

Why can't Women stay the course in the tech industry? is a common question most people have asked themselves at one point or another. Wambui...

Safaricom opens up applications for its 2017 technology internship program

Safaricom expects to have 63 university students under its 2017 technology internship program with at least 40 of them female and four of them...

Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship Conference 2014

Montgomery West Africa is bringing the women together this year for the 2014 edition of the Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship Conference. And as with...

Ex-BlackRock Asset Manager Launches OffersAfrica.com to Bring Online Deals to Brick & Mortar Stores

Kenyan-born and bred Dee Shah, quit BlackRock in mid 2013 to come back home after 14 years in the UK. Dee was not struggling...

Sign This Online Campaign To Ensure Justice Is Done For This Innocent Girl

1,250,000 signatures are required by Avaaz, as a petition against the government demanding for justice to be done against men who allegedly gang-raped a...

Medical device startup nabs $1.2m for on-demand access to blood in Africa

Three billion dollars is spent on blood each year across Africa and yet there is a 50% shortage of the blood needed. Sisu Global, an...

SA’s Telkom Group Director Quits, CEO Hands In Resignation Notice As Firm Changes Board

Ms Nombulelo Moholi today announced her intention to step down as Telkom Chief Executive Officer,even before her contract at the group expires. Moholi gave the...

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Mentorship

Mentorship shouldn't be underestimated. The value of having access to someone to discuss issues with, to lean on for moral support or for well-timed advice...

CEO Weekends: Are incubators really necessary for entrepreneurs?

By Yann LE BEUX – Catalyst CTIC Dakar It is not easy for most people to understand the daily job of supporting tech entrepreneurs in...